HDV on the Brain

HDV Whether You Transcode or Go Native, Your Editing Options Have Multiplied Chat with an NLE provider these days, and the subject quickly turns to HDV. Just as the HDV format helped catalyze a burst of innovation in the camera market, it continues to demand creativity on the part of software and hardware engineers who have to make it viable in the editing suite. That's a tricky proposition for engineers - and it's not exactly straightforward for users. Different editing systems are tackling the problem in different ways, ranging from native support of the HDV codec to an automatic transcode into a one-size-fits-all codec for HD material. Different codecs maintain the image at different resolutions. And sometimes you have a choice of different HDV workflows within the same editing program. Here’s a look at how some of it works. read more...

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